Luna Gardens is one of the few privately owned venues that host entertainment events in Maun in large numbers and has since inception added more fun to Maun’s showbiz which has always been known for vibrancy.
The place which is situated in Shashe along the A3 road to Sehithwa has breathtakingly spectacular views comprising of a modern farmhouse, a poolside adjacent to the bar with the most part of its landscape being covered by lush green grass.
The place is a perfect spot for one to unwind and youthful businessman and owner, Angelo Ditsiane has since tapped on that feature launching a weekly Sunday chillers event dubbed ‘Strictly Sundays.’
Luna Gardens official, Tebo Dipatane told The Weekender that after hosting successful festivals in December they then realised that the place has the potential for such events hence they came up with the ‘Strictly Sundays’ function.
The event provides a perfect alternative for those revellers who prefer chilled Sundays away from the usual jazz sessions in pubs. As a newly established business Dipatane added that they also wanted to use the event to gain recognition from local people.
“With ‘Strictly Sunday’ we realised that there is a niche that hasn’t yet been tapped into of people who want to go out looking nice and glamorous to chill with their friends and family families. We saw that besides hotels, these people got nowhere to go so we came up with the idea of an outdoor and relaxed environment to cater for them,” he explained.
Dipatane added that the place is also different from other entertainment areas in the sense of music played, a deep, soulful and chilled house tunes instead of jazz which is usually preferred by many as Sunday music.
“Swimming pool and other picnic activities also add up to us being different from others, the event also happens from 1200hrs to around 2100hrs which happens to be convenient for those who will be going to work on Mondays,” he added.
Plans are also afoot to turn the farmhouse into an accommodation business. Dipatane has also indicated that the place also has an orchard of about 100 mango while a piggery has also been established.
The business has employed six people, comprising of farm hand and gardeners as well as housekeeping staff. He noted that they plan is to expand the business to create more job opportunities for the locals.
“We are planning on having more accommodation space as well as a race track for bikers, it’s something that is probably coming up before end of this year,” Dipatane revealed. He indicated that they have already hosted parties, bridal showers and other private functions which was their initial plan before the business unleashed into greatness.
All roads will be leading to Luna Gardens this Easter Holidays as they will be hosting three major events which are anticipated to pull a large crowd of revellers. Situated next to the farm where the Mascom Derby will be happening the Garden is also anticipated to be busy this weekend.
Dipatane indicated that they have since decided to halt ‘Strictly Sundays’ to give space for the holiday events. This Friday 15th there will be Maun Easters Explosion which will be headlined by South Africa’s award winning musician, Zakes Bantwini of Osama hit-track.
The event will also feature ATI, Charma Gal and Hey Nyeenah among other local acts. On the 16th there will be the ‘After Derby Party’ presented by Take It Easy promoters. The party will feature South African vocalists, Nokwazi and Ma Whoo alongside some local artists. On the 17th Luna Gardens will host the much anticipated first edition of Katjire Annual Jazz Festival that will feature legendary Stiga Sola, Ndingo Johwa, Lister Boleseng and Sereetsi and the Natives among other jazz sensations.